Sunday, 17 May 2009

Keep At It.

Another weeks worth of training is out of the way and I'm still fervently looking forward to when I can actually be classed as 'Part Time' and do some proper work outside of my sketchbook. Still, I've been doing a bit more drawing this week, trying to keep up this slight bit of creativity. Here's a collection of a few bits and pieces from this weeks drawing exploits:

Signpost, Marrakech. 
(everything you seek is in the same general direction)

Clone Trooper of the 501st Legion

Now would probably be a good point to state that I have finished watching the Star Wars saga from start to finish, and I suppose this drawing was kind of a way to get it fully out of my system (until next time anyway...) I'm still unsure which my favourite of the movies would be but I did enjoy my Star Wars journey. I'm always disappointed that it has to end with the Ewoks being the ones who save the day, it just doesn't seem possible. Surely the Galaxy could be saved by a cooler (less cute) character?
I just felt the urge to draw an Orca Whale, not too sure why.

I've been looking for a new cup since my last one got a tiny crack in the handle and couldn't seem to find anything that I liked mugwise, when I remembered that Jen had given me a mug a couple of years ago with a drawing of a kitty on it, I really like the mug but have never used it due to the fact that the drawing wasn't permanent and I didn't want to wash it off the cup. Anyway, I decided I would use it, so I took a photo of the cup, sadly I only thought of taking a photo of it after washing a little bit of the drawing off. I was a little hungover yesterday and so my brain wasn't quite functioning at full speed.

'I Like Tea Too' (...and wine)

All of that aside, it's been a great weekend. Had quite a lot to drink on Friday, hung out with Connor, watching TV and playing Playstation3 until 4 in the morning and then last night went out for Stewart's birthday which was equally fun. Two hangovers in a row but I had a good time. Today's been nice too, sitting chilling out with Jen and being quiet on the couch, should probably make dinner soon too. Back to work tomorrow, bring on the early shift for the rest of the week.

Peace and love.


Monday, 11 May 2009

I Told You I Could Still Do It

Self Portrait

See? Told you so. Okay so it's not a whole bunch of amazing work and it didn't take up an awful lot of my time, but it felt great to actually put something inside a sketchbook again, to feel creative for once. Looking forward to finishing a sketchbook and starting a new one - it always feels rather monumental when this happens and I was on such a roll with my latest sketchbook at the end of last year (before getting a new job), that I'm a little disappointed that it's taken me this long to get round to nearly filling it. I suppose it should be about 'quality not quantity', but at the moment I must admit the idea of quantity will probably help me build up a bit of confidence in my drawing again. Here's to art and all things creative... Fingers crossed.

A jolly fellow from 'Canadian Tire'.

an attempt at drawing The Mountain Goats.

The first picture in an age: the new room.

Not sure why but i seem to have an
 inclination to drawing houses at the moment.

...and surprise, surprise a 
Star Wars related drawing.

Hoping to keep up this creative spurt,


Sunday, 3 May 2009

Any day now...

This week I have been listening to Jeff Buckley quite a bit (mostly 'Hallelujah' as I'm sure my page will show), I've been wanting to listen to his stuff for a while and quite a few people over the years have said 'you'll like his stuff'. generally I'm quite stubborn if someone tells me what I'm going to like, hence why it has taken my this long to get round to listening to him. Another song that I enjoyed in particular was his cover of Bob Dylan's 'I Shall Be Released' from the 'Live at Sin-é' CD.

I couldn't find Jeff's version so here's Bob's. 
Give it a listen. Go on.

I also managed to get hold of the new EP from The Mountain Goats and John Vanderslice, anyone who knows me will already be aware of how big a fan I am of The Mountain Goats, well I'm also quite fond of John Vanderslice's music too so this EP promised to be awesome even before I heard any of it. Let's just say that it didn't disappoint at all. I really hope that The Mountain Goats come back to Scotland some time soon. 

The Mountain Goats & John Vanderslice: Moon Colony Bloodbath

The Bank Holiday weekend is going swell, I feel incredibly lazy but it feels like i've been due a little bit of laziness after being busy with work and whatnot. I managed to get my blog unlocked again after the people at blogger decided that 'A Collage of Senselessness' was not a spam blog. It's nice to be in the mood to blog again and spend some time doing stuff like that, and for once I did a little bit of a drawing. I am aware that it was only a header for this blog but it felt good to actually put something inside my sketchbook for the first time in a while. Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of blogging and drawing now anyway.

501st Legion Insignia

STATUS REPORT: 'Begun, this Clone War has'. Having started watching Star Wars again from the beginning on Thursday night, I am now mid way through the Clone Wars series which I'm rather enjoying (I'm sure I didn't need to tell you that though), although at about 12 and a half hours of viewing time it is quite a challenge so I'm taking a break just now by writing up about this nonsense. I can't wait to watch 'Revenge of the Sith', just for Ewan McGregor's speech at the end. Powerful.

Keep it coming.